Michael Tibollo MPP Vaughan-Woodbridge Welcomes Public Consultations on Ontario's Data Strategy

Published on July 16, 2019

Ontario’s First-Ever Digital and Data Task Force Will Help Ensure Privacy is Protected and Promote the Benefits of the Data Economy

Michael Tibollo MPP Vaughan-Woodbridge is excited that Ontario’s Government is putting people first by unveiling the next phase of consultations for Ontario’s Data Strategy, ensuring all Ontarians have a say in how the data policy is shaped and how their personal privacy is protected.

Today, Lisa Thompson, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, announced the members of the Minister’s Digital and Data Task Force, who will provide expertise and insights into developing and implementing a best-in-class Ontario Data Strategy.

“The Task Force is a leading group of experts appointed based on their knowledge, skills and backgrounds,” said Thompson. “Through the work of the Task Force and these public consultations, we will create an Ontario Data Strategy that will promote public trust and confidence, stimulate economic growth and enable better, smarter, more efficient government.”

The second phase of consultations on the development of Ontario's Data Strategy will run over the summer, from July to September, in Sault Ste. Marie, Sarnia, Stratford, Ottawa, Peterborough and Toronto.


"Our government recognizes the tremendous potential of emerging data technologies,” said MPP Tibollo. "We're looking to better understand how we can drive innovation and create economic opportunities through data technologies for people and businesses across all Ontario communities."

The Minister's Digital and Data Task Force will create an Ontario Data Strategy that will promote public trust and confidence, stimulate economic growth, and enable better, smarter, more efficient government.

QUICK FACTS

 Consultations for Phase 1 concluded on March 7, 2019. Ontarians can view more details of the recommendations made during Phase 1 of consultations at ontario.ca/DataStrategy
 The Minister’s Digital and Data Task Force was announced on June 27, 2019. [https://news.ontario.ca/mgs/en/2019/06/government-announces-ontarios-first-ever-digital-and-data-task-force-unveils-second-phase-of-data-st.html]

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 Consultation findings
 Ontario’s Open Data Catalogue
 Open Government